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Oil Lamp Theater

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Local theatre done right!

I've seen a few productions here and they have been great. The Front Page and Par for the Corpse... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
West Chicago, Illinois
Great Plays, ... wonderful atmosphere!

Just saw "the Front Page".... classic Chicago political play. We are so lucky to have this local... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

I've seen a few productions here and they have been great. The Front Page and Par for the Corpse were terrific! The people running the theatre are awesome. I had to cancel some tickets and they were great about it. They have home made cookies,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

This was my first visit to the Oil Lamp Theater. The space is a long rectangle with the stage at the narrow end, which provides an interesting challenge for set design. The designer did a great job with The Front Page, using every bit of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

We saw a spirited production of the classic comedy/drama 'The Front Page.' I I found an annotated copy of the script in the cozy living room/lobby/bar that welcomes you before going into the actual theater. The friendly staff provides snacks, and pours beverages - you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank VJ R
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Just saw "the Front Page".... classic Chicago political play. We are so lucky to have this local theater that attracts fine Chicago area actors on their way up.... experienced actors. This is a small theater, with a wonderful atmosphere. BYOB of wine and come early...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chicagoflygirls
Reviewed July 21, 2018

We went to see The Odd Couple [Female Version] What a treat. The play was perfectly cast and we laughed so much it hurt. The theater itself is so intimate and cosy. We loved every minute.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Howard G
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Best little theater! Great plays and actors without going down to the city. Watched several plays and never had a bad one yet. Parking available beside the theater.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank zeec487
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

We moved to Glenview from the UK in January 2018 and during a daytime recce of the area found Oil Lamp. Popped our heads around the door to be nosy and met founder and proprietor Keith who welcomed us in with a private tour. We...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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dreamweaver10, Owner at Oil Lamp Theater, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Thanks for your generous review. We appreciate your support.

Reviewed June 19, 2018

Just enjoyed Love, Lost, etc with friends. We had a good time. Already booked another afternoon with The Odd Couple in a couple of weeks. We enjoy bringing our wine to enjoy with your fun refreshments. Cozy atmosphere, great plays and reasonable prices. Parking available...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mimi M
Reviewed April 28, 2018

We have enjoyed Oil Lamp Theater since it first moved to Glenview. The performances are consistently excellent. Keith is a great host, too.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lonn M
Reviewed February 26, 2018

A 60 seat theater in Glenview. We say "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" by Neil Simon. The 4 person cast were terrific and intermissions to refill our wine glasses and munch on cookies and treats were a great treat.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from dreamweaver10 | Property representative |
Yes, we will uncork your wine and we do provide glasses. Thanks.